Seeing lots of smoke Thursday afternoon? Here’s why

  
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There’s a substantial amount of smoke over the Statesville area Thursday afternoon.

Iredell Emergency Communications advises that the smoke is from a large controlled burn in South Carolina near the state line.  Crews there are reportedly burning over 2000 acres of land.

While not the source of smoke over Statesville, multiple departments are on-scene at a Beckham Road fire in the Trinity area.  An abandoned house caught fire and the blaze spread to the woods.

Author: WSIC editor